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We aim to support projects that intervene in public debate; generate discussions that can change minds; and produce practically grounded ideas for ethical and just relationships geared towards a better future.  

Projects for coexistence

The Institute of Postcolonial Studies runs a lively and diverse program of events where pressing concerns of the present are raised and responded to in critical and creative ways. Since 2019 we have also been pursuing practically engaged research projects geared towards enriching communities. A cluster of issues make our vision for coexistence through critical and creative practice compelling and also indicate the unique contribution to be made by an organisation that highlights attention to colonial legacies as vital to any future focused community building exercise. These include:

  • Australian governments’ ongoing failure to address the long shadow of settler colonisation
  • the refusal of care in Australia’s response to displaced persons seeking refuge 
  • faultlines around the resettlement of migrant communities
  • climate crisis and broader issues of human impact on the natural world
  • challenges related to how and what we produce, consume, and exchange between cities and rural and remote regions. 

We aim to support projects that intervene in public debate; generate discussions that can change minds; and produce practically grounded ideas for ethical and just relationships geared towards a better future.  

Our location in Melbourne, Australia provides a vital focus for our activities, but IPCS is also well connected to regional, national and transnational communities. 

IPCS activities are governed by a dedicated Board of Directors and curated and conducted by members with diverse scholarly expertise and extensive collegial networks. 

To discuss potential proposals or donations in support of IPCS activities, please contact our executive director, Melinda Hinkson.

IPCS has deductible gift recipient status. 

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Current Projects

Finding place after dislocation

Iranian and Afghan refugees’ pathways to belonging in Melbourne. A participatory theatre project led by Mammad Aidani, hosted by the Institute of Postcolonial Studies.